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Order of December 16, 2020 No. 3370-r

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Order of December 16, 2020 No. 3370-r

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed an order approving the composition of the Government Commission for the development of production and distribution of domestic audiovisual content. It will develop mechanisms to stimulate the release and distribution of such products, as well as prepare proposals for improving legislation in this area.

The presidium of the government commission was headed by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko.

The Presidium includes, among other things, First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Alexei Gromov, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office – Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, Head of the Presidential Directorate for Public Relations and Communications Alexander Smirnov, Head of the Presidential Administration for the Development of Information and Communication Technologies and Communication Infrastructure Tatyana Matveeva, Head of the Presidential Directorate for Public Projects Sergey Novikov, Deputy Chief of the Government Staff Leonid Levin, Director of the Press Service and Reference Department – Press Secretary of the Prime Minister Boris Belyakov, Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media Maksut Shadayev, Head of Roskomnadzor Andrey Lipov …

In addition, the list includes Oleg Dobrodeev, General Director of the All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, Alexander Zharov, General Director of Gazprom-Media Holding, Olga Paskina, General Director of National Media Group, and Konstantin Ernst, General Director of Channel One.

The government commission itself includes representatives of industry associations, federal TV channels, telecom operators, media, and Internet companies.

The decision to create a new structure was made in June 2020. The Cabinet of Ministers reorganized the Commission on Audiovisual Services, including it in the Government Commission for the Development of Television and Radio Broadcasting, which was renamed into the Government Commission for the Development of Production and Distribution of Domestic Audiovisual Content.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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